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drank Ancient Yellow Buds by Rishi Tea
911 tasting notes

Oh this smells good. Seriously seriously good. Thick and sweet and rich and nectar-y and a tiny tiny hint of green and floral but mostly rich, dark yum. The smell reminds me a lot of Samovar’s Downy Sprout. So yeah, I’m excited.

Oh this tastes good. Seriously good. No. Awesome. Sweet and rich with a hint of solid-ness underneath. Sort of… bake-y but not as strong as Thomas Sampson’s bake-y. Where as TS is biscotti and mistake brownies, this is soft, warmed dinner rolls. Slathered in a honey butter – but not really honey (which is good because I’m not a fan) but more of nectar. Nectar butter. Is there such a thing? Because yeah, that would be awesome. There’s also a hint of greenness to this – just a hint – which makes me think of Silver Needles. Except I haven’t had a SN that I liked – it just tasted like boiled soybean water. This however, is like smelling freshly steamed edamame. So similar taste but this one? Done the right way.

Yeah, really good. Love it. Sweet, rich, thick, delicious. Love.

2nd steep: 3 minutes – Sweet and lovely.
3rd steep: 4 minutes – A little light. Must try 5 minutes next time.
3.5g/6oz

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Gingko (manager of Life in Teacup)

Just realized it is really a good idea to include tea/water ratio as you did in your notes! Only with tea/water ratio, temperature and infusion time make more sense to viewers!

Auggy

Glad it isn’t intrusive. I decided to start including it so I can make sure I can exactly repeat any deliciousness (or avoid any nastiness) that may occur!

teaplz

Yay! So yellow tea doesn’t taste like the abomination that is… YELLOW PEACH.

I’m relieved that it doesn’t!

S

This sounds so good…mmm, nectar butter :)

teaplz! Now I have to go find your post on Yellow Peach, haha :)

teaplz

Shanti, you should find Auggy’s post. It’s even more hellish than mine. I’m still trying to be nice to my TG tea. :(

Auggy

Aw, now I feel mean! I will say though, I’m trying to be a little stricter and more consistent with my ratings so I can use Steepster as my sole rating tracking. It’s hard. :(

But in my defense, Yellow Peach was mean to me first.
:)

teaplz

Oh no, by all means by MEAN. I’ve just been despondent about the quality of the tea, so I’ve been trying to polish it up and make it shine. You’re being real! And I loffish it. And yeah, Yellow Peach made me feel awful physically, so I don’t want any more of that.

TeaCast

The Silver Needles by Rishi Tea remind me of this description! Excellente!

takgoti

Yay! Glad you enjoyed this one. It’s so damn nommy. Also, I really should start trying to include the teaspoon/oz thing on my reviews. But what I should really do is buy a freaking scale.

TeaCast

Haha same here takgoti, I just eyeball it, but hey it always tastes good :)

LENA

@ Auggy – Did you taste the honeysuckle? After you mentioned it, this one DOES remind me of Downy Sprout, which I love. Mmmm…I need to make a cup of this right now.
@ takgoti and TeaCast – I really need to buy a scale too. I’ve been putting it off because the cost of the scale could equal much more tea. Maybe one day…after I’m tired of eyeballing it. :)

Auggy

It’s not 100% honeysuckle for me because it almost seems like a slightly darker nectar taste. Actually, it reminds me of the taste of the honeysuckle flowers that didn’t have the big drop of nectar but instead just a tiny hint of it – those always seemed to taste a little darker and not quite as sweet. So I suppose now that I think about it, yes! :)

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Gingko (manager of Life in Teacup)

Just realized it is really a good idea to include tea/water ratio as you did in your notes! Only with tea/water ratio, temperature and infusion time make more sense to viewers!

Auggy

Glad it isn’t intrusive. I decided to start including it so I can make sure I can exactly repeat any deliciousness (or avoid any nastiness) that may occur!

teaplz

Yay! So yellow tea doesn’t taste like the abomination that is… YELLOW PEACH.

I’m relieved that it doesn’t!

S

This sounds so good…mmm, nectar butter :)

teaplz! Now I have to go find your post on Yellow Peach, haha :)

teaplz

Shanti, you should find Auggy’s post. It’s even more hellish than mine. I’m still trying to be nice to my TG tea. :(

Auggy

Aw, now I feel mean! I will say though, I’m trying to be a little stricter and more consistent with my ratings so I can use Steepster as my sole rating tracking. It’s hard. :(

But in my defense, Yellow Peach was mean to me first.
:)

teaplz

Oh no, by all means by MEAN. I’ve just been despondent about the quality of the tea, so I’ve been trying to polish it up and make it shine. You’re being real! And I loffish it. And yeah, Yellow Peach made me feel awful physically, so I don’t want any more of that.

TeaCast

The Silver Needles by Rishi Tea remind me of this description! Excellente!

takgoti

Yay! Glad you enjoyed this one. It’s so damn nommy. Also, I really should start trying to include the teaspoon/oz thing on my reviews. But what I should really do is buy a freaking scale.

TeaCast

Haha same here takgoti, I just eyeball it, but hey it always tastes good :)

LENA

@ Auggy – Did you taste the honeysuckle? After you mentioned it, this one DOES remind me of Downy Sprout, which I love. Mmmm…I need to make a cup of this right now.
@ takgoti and TeaCast – I really need to buy a scale too. I’ve been putting it off because the cost of the scale could equal much more tea. Maybe one day…after I’m tired of eyeballing it. :)

Auggy

It’s not 100% honeysuckle for me because it almost seems like a slightly darker nectar taste. Actually, it reminds me of the taste of the honeysuckle flowers that didn’t have the big drop of nectar but instead just a tiny hint of it – those always seemed to taste a little darker and not quite as sweet. So I suppose now that I think about it, yes! :)

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I’m trying to be a better tea logger and actually post semi-regularly again! I’ve let my tea tasting senses become too complacent – it’s time for some focused and attentive tea drinking!

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1 – 10 – Bleck. Didn’t finish the cup.
11 – 25 – Drinkable. But don’t punish me by making me have it again.
26 – 40 – Meh. Most likely will see if the husband likes it iced.
41 – 60 – Okayish. Maybe one day I’ll kill off what I have in my pantry.
61 – 75 – Decent. I might pick some up if I needed tea.
76 – 85 – Nice. I’d probably buy but wouldn’t hunt it down.
86 – 100 – Yum! I will hunt down the vendor to get this tea!

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